Last updated on: 2/28/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Rex Curry, JD Biography

Title:
Attorney and Professor
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“The entire Pledge of Allegiance (in addition to the explicit 2-word deification [‘under God’]) is unconstitutional in government’s schools due to its anti libertarian use for the worship of government and in light of its history as the origin of the salute of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.”

Elk Grove United School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Rex Curry Amicus Brief, June 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to government and constitutional law. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to government and constitutional law.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Attorney, private practice
  • Professor, (privacy requested) College
  • Law Clerk, United States Judge Everett P. Anderson
  • Assistant Public Defender, Florida
  • Certified Legal Intern, Florida Rural Legal Services
  • Staff writer and columnist, Oracle Newspaper, Florida State University
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida
  • Member, Florida State University Law Review
Education:
  • JD, with honors, Florida State University, 1984
  • BA, Mass Communications, University of San Francisco, 1982
  • AA, Hillsborough Community College, Florida, 1980
Other:
  • Family ties to the Curry Mansion (historic home of Florida’s first capitalist millionaire)
  • Self-nominated Proponent of “Libertarian Realism”